Subjects of TC's iconic 'Cradle of Liberty' photo reflect on experience


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Veronica and Keith Wharton participate in the 1998 “Cradle of Liberty” dedication. An event commemorating the statue’s 20th anniversary is scheduled for the Fourth of July.

It may not reach the iconic status of the photo of the sailor kissing the dental assistant in Times Square at the end of World War II, published in Life Magazine. But one powerful Town Crier image from 20 years ago also reflected those post-war times and spoke to the hope for a better future represented in the faces of young children.

Museum's Apricot STEM event aims to capture state-fair feel

Local residents can break out their microscopes and favorite apricot recipes and head to a mini-version of an old-fashioned state fair, minus the livestock.

The Los Altos History Museum’s 2018 Apricot STEM Fair is scheduled 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 24 at the museum, 51 S. San Antonio Road.

Artist donates profits from Gallery 9 exhibition to Humane Society


Courtesy of Nicole Jakaby
Animals and nature are sources of inspiration for Los Altos artist Nicole Jakaby. She is donating profits from the sales of her paintings this month to Humane Society Silicon Valley.

Artist Nicole Jakaby has loved two things for as long as she can remember: animals and nature.

Jakaby used to volunteer as a dog socializer at Humane Society Silicon Valley, but when the physical demand of the job became too much, she found another way to help out – through her art. She plans to donate all of the profits from her exhibition of animal and nature paintings displayed this month at Los Altos’ Gallery 9 to Humane Society Silicon Valley.

Foothills Amateur Radio Society hosts field day for observers

Foothills Amateur Radio Society is scheduled to demonstrate the capabilities of amateur radio at Amateur Radio Field Day June 23-24.

The 24-hour event will begin 11 a.m. June 23 and end 11 a.m. June 24 in a field owned by Maryknoll Residence, directly across the street from Rancho San Antonio Park at 23000 Cristo Rey Drive, Los Altos.

Celebrate Earth's resources with creative repurposing


Imagine this: If all people on our precious planet consumed food, clothing and goods at the rate Americans consume, we would need more than 5.1 Earths to sustain us. The problem is that we have only one.

The products we consume impact people and the planet throughout their lifecycle: from extraction, production and distribution to consumption and disposal. Businesses are producing products to maximize profits. Consumers are purchasing to minimize costs. But the costs to the environment and our future are often not included on either side of the equation.

GreenTown hosts night bike ride

GreenTown Los Altos has scheduled an 18-mile summer solstice night bike ride June 21, with check-in beginning 7 p.m. at Peet’s Coffee & Tea, 367 State St., Los Altos.

After departing Peet’s, cyclists will bike under Highway 101 and arrive at Palo Alto’s Baylands preserve to enjoy the sunset at approximately 8:30 p.m. The group will return to Los Altos via the Stevens Creek Trail as it gets dark, with an optional stop in Mountain View for hot chocolate, coffee and socializing.


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